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Burj Qatar, Doha

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French architect Jean Nouvel may have simply intended to create yet another sleek tower for the Doha skyline. But thanks to a conical shape, a pointed aerial spike, and a textured white skin exterior—a metal brise-soleil of Islamic design—his Burj Qatar (pictured on the right) strongly resembles the snout of the rare whale species known as the giant narwhal.

Buildings Shaped Like Animals

Burj Qatar, Doha

French architect Jean Nouvel may have simply intended to create yet another sleek tower for the Doha skyline. But thanks to a conical shape, a pointed aerial spike, and a textured white skin exterior—a metal brise-soleil of Islamic design—his Burj Qatar (pictured on the right) strongly resembles the snout of the rare whale species known as the giant narwhal.

Steve Adcock photography

Buildings Shaped Like Animals

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